September issue of Ebony Magazine covers Trayvon Martin

Ebony Magazine recently released the cover images of its upcoming September issue and it’s clear the venerable publication is taking a stand.

The September issue features four striking covers dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin. One cover features Martin’s parents and older brother, Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin and Jahvaris Fulton, while three additional covers feature celebrity dads–Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe, and Dwyane Wade–with their sons.

According to the magazine this “groundbreaking” issue will “explore concerns around racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward.”

The editors of  Ebony say the September issue was inspired by “the watershed moment experienced by the Black community after the ‘not-guilty’ verdict in the George Zimmerman trial,” and the magazine “devoted four separate September 2013 cover issues to Trayvon Martin and explores the ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.”

What do you think of the September covers of Ebony? Will you be picking up a copy?

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